This is based on my own observations. I do not write for a whole nation… just what I observed.
Small, and not so small children, uncluttered by clothes run around the yard or on the beach unconscious of Western sensitivities about nakedness. They display shades of black I’ve never seen before. Deep, rich, untainted, undiluted.
Children in Ghana march in celebration of the independence of their country (6th March), spend weeks perfecting their swing and swagger.
Children in Ghana carry wood, water, and whatever else the family needs, often on their heads.
Children in Ghana engage in rites of passage. There is no guesswork about when they become members of the adult world. For many it’s a happy experience, a celebration of man or womanhood.
Children in Ghana smile a lot, offer to give you a guided tour of their area with no other request than that you make a donation ‘from the heart’.
Children in Ghana are its future; if they are carefully nurtured Ghana has a bright future.